LAS VEGAS -- The 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show is almost upon us, as exhibitors from all over the world gather here this week to unveil their major plans for 2013.

CES 2013 is expected to be packed with large-screen smartphones, stunning ultra high-definition televisions, and a plethora of laptop-tablet hybrids, among other gadgets.

The Mandalay Bay and MGM Grand hotels will host press conferences and events conducted by some of the biggest names in technology. LG Electronics Inc. (KRX:066570), Panasonic Corp. (NYSE:PC), Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (KRX:005930), and Sony Corp. (NYSE:SNE) are among the many companies that will reveal what's in store for this year.

For those looking to follow along with CES 2013, here's a rundown of everything you need to know, a comprehensive guide to the convention.

CES 2013 Show Dates

CES 2013 runs Jan. 8-11 (i.e., from Tuesday to Friday).

CES 2013 Show Hours

The CES 2013 show floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center at 3150 Paradise Road will be open as follows, with all times PST:

Tuesday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Wednesday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

CES exhibitors are divided into 15 main categories, such as audio, automotive electronics, digital health and fitness, electronic gaming, and so on. Attendees can browse the show floor by category and exhibit hall, and they can peruse an interactive floor plan here.

CES 2013 Official Hotels

CES 2013 has a variety of hotels that offer free shuttle service to the convention center. Below is a list of every hotel affiliated with CES 2013:

Alexis Park

Aria Resort and Casino


Best Western Mardi Gras

Circus Circus

Circus Circus West Tower

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Encore at Wynn


Hilton Grand Vacations Suites Las Vegas

LVH (formerly LV Hilton)


Mandalay Bay


MGM Grand

Monte Carlo

New York New York

Platinum Hotel & Spa



Signature at MGM

The Hotel at Mandalay

Treasure Island

The New Tropicana Las Vegas

Trump International Hotel Las Vegas

Vdara Hotel & Spa


Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa

Wynn Las Vegas

The official CES website has more information about room rates and shuttle services from these hotels to the convention center.

CES 2013 Press Day

The official CES 2013 Press Day is planned for the Mandalay Bay on Monday. It is open exclusively to industry analysts and media reporters. The following companies will be holding conferences on Monday:

Casio America Inc.

Cisco Systems Inc.

Dish Network

Fujifilm North America Corp.

Huawei Device Co. Ltd.

Intel Corp.

LG Electronics



Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.

Samsung Electronics Co.

Sharp Electronics Corp.

Sony Electronics Inc.

Voxx International Corp.

We'll be on site covering Press Day and the show floor, so check back for live updates.